Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions and Cory Rapacz of Rapacz Boxing announced the signing of undefeated featherweight prospect Ramiro Hernandez of Cleveland, OH to a multi-year co-promotional agreement on Tuesday.
The 30-year-old Hernandez (14-0, 9 KOs) has been making his fighting out of Minnesota where his manager Jesse Garza is based. Hernandez, who currently holds the Minnesota State Super Featherweight title, has fought his last six fights at Grand Casino Hinckley, MN and has become one of the state’s biggest ticket sellers.
— ? Ramiro Hernandez ? (@ramiro_labala) May 21, 2019
“I’m excited to be signing with a team that has such great integrity,” said Hernandez about his signing in a release. “I trust that we have built a good relationship with each other and together we will make a huge impact in boxing!”
“I couldn’t be happier to sign featherweight prospect Ramiro Hernandez with my close friend and co-promoter Cory Rapacz,” said Greg Cohen in a press release. “We have big plans for Ramiro for the second half of 2019 and look forward to him competing for a world title in the next 12-18 months. The sky is the limit for this young man and I am pleased to be a part of his team!”
“We’re very excited about this signing that has literally been years in the making,” said Cory Rapacz to the media. “This is all about helping a young fighter reach his potential and get the right opportunities. We’re very proud that Ramiro and his team have decided to trust us with the responsibility of taking his career to the national level.”
Minnesota trainer and manager Jesse Garza has brought Hernandez up through the Minnesota fight scene stated in the release:
“Ramiro was suggested to me by Denny Nelson. He saw something special in him and thought we would become a great team. When I met Ramiro I too saw that something special. He was a champion to be, a diamond in the rough and a man with great work ethics and desire to learn.”
“We have become a great team and ready to continue in our journey. We’d like to thank, Greg Cohen and Cory Rapacz for the opportunity to continue our journey to achieve our ultimate goal.”
Hernandez will return against an opponent to be named later in a featured bout at Grand Casino in Hinckley, MN on August 9th.